I've said this a few times over the years so hopefully this won't come as a surprise, but I wouldn't be buying high end cards yet if I was only planning on using them with the open source drivers, even if I could magically run the Intel open source stack on AMD or NVidia hardware.
this makes me sad :-( for Linux only low-end...
they always push open-source in the low-end corner.
this makes me sad :-( for Linux only low-end... they always push open-source in the low-end corner.
It shouldn't make you sad. Besides, midrange cards are actually a better fit than low end cards. I think you've said this yourself in the past as well.
Optimizing a driver to take full advantage of high end hardware without getting bottlenecked on CPU usage is a *lot* of work, doesn't significantly benefit users of low end and midrange hardware, and adds a lot of complexity to the stack which makes it harder to maintain for everyone. Doesn't mean it won't happen, just that it doesn't seem like a smart thing to spend a lot of time until the more broadly useful areas have been addressed.
Originally Posted by Qaridarium
thats just a crime!
Sure it's a crime, like when you take the elevator to the 50th floor you have to go past the 25th floor on the way. Criminal.